Saturday, December 03, 2011
In the novel Catch-22, by Joseph Heller, Milo Minderbinder is a US military officer.
He also runs a giant business empire, on the side. (Schumpeter - Economist)
The military are a sort of mafia.
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The military help to create the wars.
And, "war always causes recession."
In the USA, "military manufacturing is now 123% greater than it was in 2000 - it has more than doubled while the rest of the manufacturing sector has been shrinking..." (The Military-Industrial Complex is Ruining the U.S. Economy.)
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At least 10% of the bosses of America’s 500 biggest companies are former military officers.(Schumpeter - Economist)
The Israeli military has links to business. (Israel's army of tech start-ups)
The military, in many countries, are in business, often mafia-style.
The US military is said to be involved in everything from Facebook to Hollywood to narcotics to child prostitution to airlines...
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On 3 December 2011, Schumpeter writes about Khaki capitalism in The Economist
Schumpeter reminds us that Milo Minderbinder, of the US military, runs M&M Enterprises, a sort of global corporation.
He flogs 'surplus' army supplies.
He travels the world.
M&M Enterprises over-expands and almost crashes.
The American government steps in to help: M&M Enterprises is too big to fail.
General Prabowo, friend of the Pentagon, businessman, Indonesian political leader.
In Indonesia, the military have run many businesses.
Military officers often end up as provincial governors, administrators of hospitals, directors of companies and leaders of political parties.
The USA put the military into power in Indonesia around 1965.
The USA made sure that the American-trained Indonesian generals would continue to pull all the strings. (GENERAL PRABOWO LINKED TO JAKARTA HOTEL BOMBS)
Schumpeter, in The Economist, provides a list of some countries where the military is in business.
And, incidentally, where the the USA may be interested in regime change.
1. The Egyptian army runs about 10% of the Egyptian economy.
The Egptian military pressurises private companies to provide retired officers with jobs.
After the 1979 peace treaty with Israel, Egypt needed to provide work for thousands of demobbed soldiers.
2. Ayesha Siddiqa, the author of Military Inc: Inside Pakistan’s Military Economy, calculates that the Pakistan army controls a $15 billion business empire.
3. In China, the army, in the late 1980s, was running nearly 20,000 firms.
China has recently been pushing the military out of business.
The military keeps the Feudal System in place.
4. The military in Thailand run profitable enterprises.
(Said to include prostitution and narcotics)
Thailand recently has been reducing the military influence in business.
5. Zimbabwe’s army has recently formed joint ventures with Chinese partners in farming and mining.
6. In India the army runs about a hundred commercial golf courses.
7. Iran's Revolutionary Guard runs more than 300 companies in agriculture, industry, transport, foodstuffs and even tourism.
According to Schumpeter in the Economist:
"The military-industrial complex damages politics by making the army a vast interest group.
"It also damages the economy by distorting competition.
"How can private companies compete fairly when their military rivals enjoy access to cheap land, credit and conscript labour—and have guns?"
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World War III Scenario. America's Hypersonic Missile: Who is the Target?
The Yanks will soon be able to strike any place on the planet in less than 60 minutes.
I doubt "Conventional Prompt Global Strike" is intended to remain conventional.
It will be used for tactical nukes.
Like the article says, PGS is intended to threaten Russia and China.
Presumably the Evil Empire ultimately wishes to have such a technical superiority that they can not just take out the Russian-Chinese primary strike capability but also, crucially, their secondary strike capability.
William Engdahl appears to think likewise.
Russia and China are the only nations with a nuclear triad that are not under the thumb of the Angloamerican New World Order.
To me, it looks very much like the Yanks are planning an unprovoked nuclear first strike.
To do this, they must neutralize Russian SSBNs very rapidly.
These are quiet enough to be hard to kill, unlike Chinese SSBNs.
In addition to hydrophones scattered throughout patrolled waters, the Yanks have put a lot of engineering into ASW (anti-submarine warfare) technologies like MAD, magnetic anomaly detection.
This allows them to detect submarines with ferromagnetic hulls. Unfortunately, for cost reasons modern Russian SSBNs no longer have titanium (non-ferromagnetic) hulls.
There are extremely sensitive MAD technologies like SQUID and SERF.
A 1989 US Naval Warfare paper stated that SQUID would have to be co-developed with an industry partner to achieve the necessary sensitivity levels.
And this happened.
Anglo American and De Beers developed this technology, ostensibly for prospecting.
Coincidentally enough, these companies are at the inner core of anglosupremacist power configuration, as originated by Cecil Rhodes, and described by Carroll Quigley.
This is more or less the Pilgrims Society.
(Amusingly enough, Rhodes' memorial is on the slopes of Devil's Peak in Cape Town.)
Anyway, you have to wonder whether the RAND-DARPA maniacs plan to use a PGS weapon as a delivery vehicle for an NDB (Nuclear Depth Bomb) for anti-submarine warfare as well.
Something like ASROC or SUBROC but delivered from across the planet at Mach 20.
Combined with cheap drones and UUVs (unmanned undersea vehicles) and sensor networks with hydrophone arrays and ultra-sensitive magnetometers, this could be a real threat to Russian second strike capabilities, even below the Arctic ice sheets.
By the way, here's a map showing the locations of known NATO nuclear weapons sites in Europe and Turkey.
If you live within the blast or, worse, fallout zones of these areas, then you need to ask yourself:
Are you prepared for you and your children to die a hellish death to allow murderous psychopaths to take control of the planet?
In Germany, huge crowds are utterly enraged just at the transport of nuclear waste.
In the event of nuclear war, the survivors will not stop until the head of every last monster is on a spike.
What happens after that is too terrifying to contemplate.Angloamerican-Zionist plutocrats, please reconsider. When we see a sunrise in the west, you can no longer be saved.
Someone once said, "blessed are the peacemakers".
Oddly enough, he wasn't referring to the ICBMs of that name.